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Australian FM Carr forced to hose down leadership talk

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Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr was Tuesday forced to rebuff reports that he had lost confidence in embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as speculation mounts that she could be ousted. 

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at a press conference in Sydney on March 6, 2013. Carr was Tuesday forced to rebuff reports that he had lost confidence in embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as speculation mounts that she could be ousted.

Gillard, the nation's first woman leader, has for weeks been fending off the suggestion that she will be removed ahead of a September 14 national election, saying on Monday she would not "flinch" from her path.

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